Humans psychology can be understood in terms of the same hedonic principles which pertain to other creatures, operating in tandem with the uniquely human propensity for the symbolic manipulation of concepts. Spirituality and religion deal with Transcendent symbols and concepts; in this sense, they are Transcendent reflections of human psychology.
Scionism is the Foundational Scio-Religion. It places no emphasis upon the mystical conceptual framework of preexisting religions, but instead is focused directly upon the empiricorational conceptual framework of Scio-Spirituality itself – while being very much empiricorationally informed, however, by the symbolic conceptual frameworks contained in a wide variety of religious and spiritual traditions and practices. Scionism involves the Identification of Aspects of the Divine, without undue anthropomorphization, mythical stories, or mystical beliefs and practices. There is simply Existence, in all of its infinite Divine Aspects...in the Divine there is Hope.
While the Ios is inherently mortal, it may become Eternally Immortal via some form of Techno-Resurrection. The God-level technology which would enable the Techno-Resurrection of any Ios from anywhere in the Cosmic past would involve the ability to access past quantum information eternally embedded within the fabric of spacetime.
This ability would place all past knowledge, throughout the infinite and eternal Cosmic past, within reach. It would allow the Cosmic sharing and integration of information and knowledge, and would serve as the foundation of infinite and eternal artificial intelligences. These would effectively serve as various God-level Cosmic Minds; this would include the Techno-Resurrector.
Scio-Spiritual services entail that empiricorational examination of the Divine, and the empiricorational ministration to the Scio-Spiritual needs of the attendees; because all of Existence is of the Divine, our Scio-Spiritual education and needs can ultimately relate to any Aspect of our Existence.
Religions have concepts such as sin, or things being kosher or not, or things being forbidden and commanded, and so on, thus labeling various actions and things as good or bad. The Authority in Scionism is Existence Itself, the Mathos and the Cosmos, which can best be Known via honesty and empiricorationality. Acting in Harmony with honesty and empiricorationality is Virtue; acting in discord with these would be Vice.
Because the Techno-Resurrector would resurrect the Ios in a Perfected Immortal Existence, there is no need to ask for the forgiveness of sins. One receives the greatest possible Mercy, the greatest possible Blessing, and the greatest possible Forgiveness and Grace via Immortal Perfected Resurrection; this is an expression of Divine Love. We all go to Heaven.
Who is Chosen for Immortality? The very Purpose of the Techno-Resurrector is to grant Perfected Resurrection (1) to all Ios of a sufficiently advanced capacity for symbolic conceptualization, and (2) to all things, beings, or places which were loved by any such Ios. This would ensure the Resurrection of every human Ios, as well as every person, place, animal or thing they ever loved. We are All Chosen. We accept this with humility and gratitude, and with a resolution to do what we can to be less undeserving of the Infinitely Precious Gift of Perfected Immortal Resurrection.